Pure, Therapeutic Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / Bark of the tree
Spicy, warm, sweet
Trans-Cinnamaldehyde ( 40 - 50%), Eugenol, Beta-caryophyllene, Linalool
Botanical family: Lauraceae
Cinnamon is a tropical evergreen tree that grows to a height of about 25-60 feet. It produces shiny green leathery leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers that develop into light blue berries. Its leaves and bark are highly fragrant, and both are distilled for making essential oils.
Regions of Production
Sri Lanka, Madagascar
Trees indigenous to the regions are now part of managed forest programs. Bark form the trees is collected and distilled for essential oil.
History / Fun Facts
Cinnamon essential oil is one of the oils in the legendary Four Thieves Vinegar oil blend. The oil is said to have been used by a band of thieves during the 15th Century Bubonic Plague. The men rubbed the oil all over themselves, and were protected from their infected victims. Look for TIMELESS Thieves Oil, our version of this classic blend.
Antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory (COX2 inhibitor), anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antiviral (Herpes, warts), circulatory stimulant, digestive, protects from gastric ulcers, warming.
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Uses / Benefits
Cardiovascular disease, infections, digestive complaints, stomach ulcers, helps to open respiratory passages. The oil is warming, so helps to relax tight muscles and decrease muscle pain. Beneficial in regulating menstruation. Helps to break down subcutaneous cellulite. Also used as a disinfectant and insect repellents. Popular for natural perfume making.
Uplifting, energizing, purifying, increases feelings of prosperity and abundance, stimulates psychic awareness, helps to reduce stress.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage (always use a carrier), compress, bath, skin care
Oral: may be taken orally under the supervision of a trained aromatherapy professional.
Blends well with
Bay, Benzoin, Cardamom, Clove Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Peru Balsam, Ylang Ylang.
Avoid while pregnant and breast feeding. May irritate sensitive skin, or nasal passages if inhaled directly.
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Halpern, Georges M., M.D., Ph.D., and Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003, Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ.
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